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Moomin 2012-12-17 19:33

Making a vinyl crackle/dust effect
Isn't it funny that with all this technology at out fingertips that make our productions sound crisp and clean that I am searching for an effect that makes my productions sound like good ol' vinyl!?

Well that is what I am after: an effect that can add that warm crackle/dust effect in Reason 6.5

Any ideas?

Thanks all


platzangst 2012-12-17 20:19

The easiest thing to do would be to record some old vinyl with silent grooves and layer that into your mix.

If you just want crackle, the Thor synth has a noise mode that can generate pops and clicks. But whether it would be "warm" enough for you I couldn't say, you might have to play around with filters and distortion.

RXTX 2012-12-17 20:58

Yup, just play a vinyl sample over and over. This one for example:

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LABONERECORDINGS 2012-12-17 21:44

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Or... use this THOR patch.... for a starting point anyway.... autoplays and fades in from wherever you start your play marker from

You can add a bit of automation (ie slight filter opening, and turn up the density to emulate vinyl fluff and dust, and you could also add in a second Noise osc for Osc 3 (will become clear in a second), have the 1:2 balance to be on 1 fully. Then you can use Osc 3 level periodically to emulate pops and crackles with a lower density, to fully emulate your vinyl record, even without going anywhere near a smale

sweet eh?

ayello 2012-12-17 22:52

Combinator_drums and percussions_Machines_needle Groovah


NMRosta 2012-12-18 01:34

This may sound stupid but i woud record a vinyl a few times and make my own bank of difrent vinyl crackle dust sounds. Put that togheater with difrent kind of fx in a few layes and you sure will get a pretty sexy results.

But then again, everyone in here but me can probably give you a mutch more detailed "well spelled" explination how you can make it possible throught malmström/sub or Thor etc,

Good luck :)

ayello 2012-12-18 02:10

You can also try this it's excellent


joshuajohn89 2012-12-18 06:53

We ought to ask iZotope to port their Vinyl plug-in to RE format. I've had my eye on this for a while, but I have little interest in exporting to another program just to run through a single effect. Nothing about it appears terribly complicated, so I imagine it would be a fairly straightforward conversion. The VST is free, but I wouldn't mind paying a reasonable price for it.

JensenTNI 2012-12-18 09:46

Crackle: Load up about 25 Uhbik Q, press play, record the output with an external recording software, bounce the wave back into Reason, finished :)

No seriously, Vintage Warmer is a good tool for that sort of thing. It doesn't add crackle, but it adds some nice tape warmth.

JoshuaPhilgarlic 2012-12-18 10:16

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It's not perfect, but I tried to do something with Thor...

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